Ben says

★ Good Wine Deep ruby colour with purplish streaks. Immediately full of blackcurrants on the nose with a touch of pepper and sweet spice. It has a grapey hue on the palate, which gives it a vibrant and juicy kick, before mellowing into jammy dark bramble fruits. A softly spoken crowd-pleaser!

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Field blend (possibly containing Graciano, Monastrell, and Tinto Velasco) with 13.5% abv. Harvested from bush vines and co-fermented together.

Grown in: La Mancha, SPAIN.

Food Pairing

I drank this with a homemade lentil bolognese and linguine. Simplicity and happiness very much did the job here!

Disclosure & Price

Purchased at full price from Waitrose Cellar. Find in the UK for circa £8.99

Reviewed and tasted: 23/06/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

deAlto Riojay Más is a project owned by Alliance Wines, one of the UK’s most prominent wine merchants. The wines are a celebration of Spanish culture, with deAlto Riojay Más wines blended by Giles Cooke MW and his team, including Paul Shinnie and Marta Juega Rivera. The project is focused on sourcing and making more sustainable wines using organic and low intervention viticulture (although the bottles could be lighter).